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good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim. >> we are cold. oh, my goodness. honeymoon over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the
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football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is pretty cool. >> in the meantime, a lot of people in this area dealing with a new storm in the northeast this morning and it was a beauty. >> yeah, not as bad as sandy, thank goodness, but it was a
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doozy. new jersey up to connecticut. and tapering off now, making treacherous travel, headaches with thousands of homeowners trying to recover from sandy. we're going to get a live report from al straight ahead. and we'll show you how one family who has been without power since the storm struck rode this storm out. also ahead, more fallout from the outcome of the presidential race. odds are already being laid on who might run for president in the year 2016. we'll get into that and show you how tuesday's results are playing out on the late-night comedy shows. and they had a field day with that. >> you bet. and we study to kristen stewart on wednesday and we've got robert pattinson live. and on thursday, with this nor'easter in the northeast, they're still reeling from hurricane sandy. al roker in danbury, connecticut, what's it look like up there? >> reporter: well, a little bit like a winter wonderland, matt.
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records yesterday with all this snow. the earliest 4-inch snow ever. newark getting the biggest one-day snowfall in november ever. and i tell you, as you look at this system, we've got a time lapse of it from when it started going on to last night. and you can watch as cold air is drawn in, it's bringing in a lot of snow. this is a classic nor'easter. just very early. and the other part of the problem was it came right on the heels of having to deal with a hurricane. and guess what? we're not done with it yet. just ten days after hurricane sandy, this second storm was a sucker punch to the storm-ravaged northeast. the heavy snow causing accidents and more power outages to thousands of people here in connecticut. ahead of the storm wednesday, we were in point pleasant, new jersey, where workers built up dunes to protect the stripped and battered coast. >> reporter: nobody can remember this happening, within a week and a half, the new jersey, new
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york, and new england coastline having to deal with a hurricane, a superstorm and now a nor'easter that's bringing pounding surf, rain, and heavy snow. >> reporter: with beach communities already pummelled, new evacuations were ordered along the shore. >> we may take a step back the next 24 hours, you need to be prepared for that. i need to prepare for that. i hate setbacks, i don't tolerate them very well, but this one i can't control. the weather it is what it is. >> reporter: on long island, the effects of the back-to-back storms so severe, some describe it as unreal. >> go from like a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in snow, in the same week or same ten days, it's pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: the long island railroad shut down by a power outage during the wednesday evening rush hour stranding thousands of commuters. with snow falling on darkened homes, the storm's timing couldn't be worse causing new power outages for thousands in an area where millions have been waiting more than a week to get their power back.
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in long beach, new york, she got a powerful surprise during an interview with nbc news on wednesday. >> the heat, especially, is the big concern right now. we are cold. oh, my goodness. >> reporter: what a great moment. and hopefully those are happening more and more throughout the northeast. let's show you what we've got right now with this nor'easter as it makes its way away from the northeast coast. it is still pummelling parts of the northeast. we've got wind gusts anywhere basically from a 52 to 47 miles per hour, nantucket, 68-mile-per-hour wind gusts. snowfall amounts, 7 inches in flushing queens, 13 inches, and connecticut, 12 inches in north haven, 4 inches in stoney brook, we've got snow up along the new england coast, rain right along the northeastern new england coast and the winds are going to
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continue today. wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour in cape cod and the islands. and we're looking at strong winds up and down the east coast. we probably will see there. you can see massachusetts will see airport delays stretching all the way from boston down into washington, d.c. today. so we are not quite done with this, but it's just about over. that's the good news. we have to wait and see what else is coming. guys, back to you. >> all right, al. thank you very much. of course, not everyone is as fortunate as that woman we saw who got her power back in the middle of that interview. tens of thousands of homeowners are still in the dark ten days after sandy. nbc's erica hill is in ocean side, new york. on long island, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. driving around here, you have to be so careful of the power lines, which as you can see are weighted down now even lower under all of this snow. as of midnight, an additional 20,000 here on long island are without power. and the local power company says they will get to them. but they're in line behind all of the people they still need to
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bring power back to who lost it after sandy. that small solitude for people like the davises behind me who have been without power for more than a week. streets are dark and quiet, remnants of cleanup from sandy now blanketed by snow. more than 2800 homes in oceanside are still without power, making it easy to spot the lucky few with generators. but a kitchen light can only do so much. >> if we had some kind of assurance of when we would be getting our power back, i think that's more frustrating than anything. >> reporter: for ten days, sammy and sharon davis have been trying to clean up the mess sandy left behind. >> we never thought you'd see all these things on a table like this. >> never, never. never, but, you know what? i keep putting the pictures around and every time i'm feeling bad about the damage to my house, it kind of lets you reevaluate what's important. >> reporter: at sandy's height, water was half way up the basement walls.
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>> came in about 8:00 and started going down around 11:00. we woke up at 6:30 the next day and started ripping out carpet. >> the smell. >> reporter: soon, the walls were gone. >> the wind was literally blowing right in. >> reporter: until the davises ran into a family friend who insisted on insulating their basement free of charge. >> the owner of dunkin donuts came directly to us and brought us donuts and coffee every day. >> the teacher from the high school today drove by and gave us hot dogs and chips. communities are strong here. >> reporter: still, it's 52 degrees inside. snow is piling up outside in freezing temperatures. and any sense of normal still feels very far away. so why stay? >> we called all the hotels, there's no hotels to stay at. there's people that have invited us to stay, but it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: there's also a subtle fear in leaving. >> people are worried their homes are going to get broken into. >> reporter: sharon's parents live a mile away but spend each
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night here. their own home also dark and even colder. despite the snow, they're finally starting to see signs of hope. a week and a half after sandy. >> today's the first day that two or three good things have happened, you know. and from coming to the house to the garbage men coming down the street. >> mother nature can be ugly right now, but the people around us have been really beautiful and we've been blessed. >> reporter: really a great attitude, but i have to tell you, i was back inside the house this morning talking with sharon and she said, you know what? after last night, this is starting to get really old. she's not sure how much lonr she can take it. but they still have no word on when the power will be back. but we do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosures, one of if ways to meet this family, they are relatives of one of the members of our "today" show family, matt. >> erica hill, we know them well. erica hill, thank you very much. here's savannah. >> matt, thank you. wall street is looking to rebound today from one of the worst one-day losses of the year.
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the dow plunged 313 points on wednesday amid fears about the looming fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases that could push the u.s. into another recession. maria bartiromo is the host of cnbc's "closing bell." >> well, people are putting two and two together, saying wall street dropped the day after the election. simple question, why? >> you're absolutely right. well, first off, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless congress does something about
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it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already you've seen the president reach out to the other side. john boehner making comments that they also want to work together. but, again, this is the choice that we have been talking about over the last several months. spending cuts, tax increases. >> we should mention that we're also more renewed fears in europe, the greek debt crisis rearing its ugly head. >> absolutely. it's clear that greece cannot pay its bills. now we're thinking, okay, this is another pressure for the u.s. economy. so we're all waiting on some kind of compromise out of washington as well as some stability in europe. but for sure, we'll probably see some volatility going forward. doesn't really mean much, though, long-term. >> i was going to say, let's get some perspective. there was a huge drop after the president's election four years ago. but over the last four years, wall street has been up. >> that's right. over the long-term, you have to look at fundamentals. and the corporate sector right now is very strong. a lot of cash on the balance sheets, longer term earnings
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should be okay. but over the near term, expect some choppiness. >> maria, thank you. and i know you'll have much more on "closing bell" today on cnbc. >> thanks. those problems on wall street, just some of the issues facing president obama on the heels of his reelection. chuck todd, nbc's political director and white house correspondent has more on the urgent matters on the president's plate. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. no rush for the campaign weary. the slew of deadlines at the end of the year, the biggest one to do with taxes. and it means this president and this congress have a lot of work to do right now, potentially a lot of compromising to get done, it's a political showdown that seems destined to get kind of ugly. >> reporter: fresh off his wednesday morning's victory lap, it was deja vu all over again for the president. back to the decidedly less glamorous business of trying to navigate what is still a very polarized washington. hours before he landed back in
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d.c., the president who has insisted on tax increases for the rich spoke by phone to john boehner to begin talks on how to prevent the country's economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> in order to garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our debt. >> reporter: while mr. obama has hinted in the past he's willing to include social security and medicare in the fiscal negotiations, the rest of his party may not go along. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everything doesn't have to be a fight. that's the way it's been the last couple of years. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney's loss has prompted hang wringing and a blame game among republicans. >> i think it's going to be a circular firing squad for the next six months in the republican party. >> reporter: republicans lost by a wide margin among latinos, african-americans, asian americans, and women. >> don't tell me the republican
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party doesn't have outreach, we do. but what are we supposed to do now? are we supposed to -- does that mean open the borders and embrace the illegals? if we're not getting the female vote, do we become pro-choice? do we start passing out birth control pills? is that what we have to do? >> if the republican party were a business, you would say that they have a flawed business model for the future. >> reporter: and are even a few republicans quietly pointing a finger at chris christie for praising the president's handling of the aftermath of hurricane sandy last week? >> my activity with president obama was just another chapter in the leadership i've tried to show in this state, which is that people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship. and i'm going to continue to conduct myself that way. >> believe it or not, that sandy finger pointing is something that is being pushed around this
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idea among a lot of republicans, particularly close to the romney campaign. but i'll tell you, when you look at the entire scope of this election and the demographics, matt, it's a pretty absurd idea. this was almost exclusively about demographics. >> chuck todd in washington, thank you very much. haley barbour served as governor of mississippi and he's the former chairman of the republican national committee. governor barbour, it's nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. good to be here. >> let me ask your take on the election. a lot of republican pundits thought this was a slam dunk for mitt romney. voters were saying it's the economy and jobs, unemployment was just below 8%. they thought mitt romney would win. what went wrong? >> well, first of all, i don't know why anybody would think it's going to be easy. in 116 years, one incumbent president who sought reelection after taking the white house away from the other party, which is what obama did, only once has that president lost. but in this case, it's a very, very close election.
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the country is very divided, and very closely divided. you get a democrat president, 30 republican governors out of the 50, so the country is very divided, this wasn't like some big blowout for the democrats. interestingly, too, matt, 11 1/2 million fewer people voted in this election. >> right. >> and that to me is something that we need to all think about, republicans and democrats. >> chuck says it's all about the demographics. so let's get to them. mitt romney did very well with white voters in particular white men, but he lost every other demographic group including hispanics, the fastest growing group in this country. how do you reach out? rush limbaugh said how do we reach out and include more of those people without changing our ideology? what's the answer to that dilemma? >> certainly don't have to change ideology. here's the point, we ought to be for good policy. my old boss ronald reagan used
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to say at the end of the day good policy's good politics. and good policy in the united states is we are in a global battle for capital and labor. and we need to have what is good economic policy for america on immigration because we do need labor. we not only need ph.d.s in science and technology, we need skilled workers and we need unskilled workers. and we need to have an immigration policy that is good economic policy, and then -- and then the politics will take care of itself. >> you know the finger-pointing has already begun and the posturing has already begun, governor. and there are conservatives in your party saying because of this loss we need to be more conservative, and the moderates are saying because of this loss we need to be more moderate. what do you think the right path is? >> i think the right path for us is good policy. and, you know, in this campaign, one of the things we learned, matt, is negative politics
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works. you know, hundreds of millions of dollars of nasty negative advertising that mitt romney is a bad person, not mitt romney's policy -- >> both sides, though, governor, negative ads went on both sides. >> forgive me, but that's simply what you saw romney was challenging obama's policies. what you saw obama -- and they're bragging about it in the new yorker this week was that they decided they're going to have this negative personal campaign to try to convince people that romney was a bad person. not -- they didn't attack his policies very much. they said he was a vulture capitalist that he was bona fide bureaucrat heard to an equestrian. >> before i let you go, i want to get your take because i think you have a very interesting perspective. you were governor of mississippi when hurricane katrina came through. you know what you had to do in terms of working with the federal government. a lot of heat on chris christie, the governor of new jersey for being seen touring his state
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with president obama and praising his leadership. in your opinion, did governor christie break some unwritten rule? >> look, the governor, whether it's governor of mississippi or new jersey is supposed to do what's in the best interest of his state and his people. and when you have a big disaster like this, a governor knows that not for the next few weeks or months, but for years the federal government's going to be their partner. you know, it's very interesting to me when i didn't criticize george bush after katrina, the press attacked me for not criticizing, saying i was partisan. i did just exactly what chris christie did in this sense. i was taught criticize in private, praise in public, but criticize in private. and besides that, the federal government did a whole lot more right than wrong. for christie and new jersey, their relationship with the federal government is just starting. >> so chris christie should not be held to blame for any part of this election loss on mitt romney in your opinion?
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>> hurricane sandy saved barack obama's presidency. it broke -- it broke the momentum that romney had coming in at the end of october. but that's not chris christie's fault. now, i do think the news media made a much bigger deal out of it that made it sound like christie was almost endorsing obama. all christie said was the president's trying to be a good partner. >> governor haley barbour, nice to have you here, sir. i appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you, matt. let's go to the news desk with tamron hall in for natalie this morning. >> good morning, everyone. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. facing sentencing for that massacre in 2011. he's pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding others including giffords.
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her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly will be at her side. the 24-year-old lautner has agreed to a plea deal. and he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. new details about the u.s. soldier accused of carrying out a massacre against afghan civilians last march. a u.s. special agent investigating the case testified on wednesday that staff sergeant robert bales tested positive for steroids three days after the rampage. facing 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder, and now a count of steroid use. a pair of burglaries at the home of house minority leader nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. twice her home was hit. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the
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second time. and sam gordon is not afraid of the gridiron gang. at the age of 9 years old, she is the baddest little girl out there dominating all of her male peewee football players, she scored 35 touchdowns and ran 1900 yards just this season alone. go girl! i can watch this all day. anyway, is it too soon, dare i ask for her to be recruited for -- look at those speedy feet on this kid. any way, maybe pro career in her future. it is now 7:22 -- >> that's a special effect -- >> no. >> they slowed down the tape of the boys. >> no, no, no -- more importantly, i need her to go play for the dallas cowboys. jerry jones, get that kid. don't hate. don't hate the player. >> mr. roker who is out in snowy connecticut for the rest of this forecast. al? >> reporter: teaching this little girl to do the heisman pose, fantastic.
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today we are looking at remnants of this nor'easter making its way out of the northeast. another big storm coming into the pacific northwest, sunshine along the gulf coast states and sunny and cool in to the northeast. that's what's going on around >> good morning.e's what's e it will be a breezy and chilly day again today. it will turn mostly sunny later today. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you so much. just ahead, robert pattinson live. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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some whales at the georgia aquarium. >> after your local news. booste our detergent. boom. clothes look amazing, and daddy's a hero. daddy, can we play ponies? right after we do foldies. tide boost is my tide. what's yours? >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. vpw crews are on the scene of a mass of water main break on north charles and 20th street. repairs have not begun because crews had to help bge crews secure a nearby gas main, and as a result they've not been able to shut the water off.
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there's no time frame on where the issue -- when the issue will be fixed. >> we will get to the closures in a moment. i-95, looking at jammed conditions for the moment. all this is due to an earlier accident. all lanes are open bad news is that the damage is done. take northbound 295 as your alternate. icc, two right lanes closed with an accident. watch for water main break closures in fact that the four block radius we are looking at delays on the north and west side outer loop. a couple of other accidents to get to. calvert and chase street, st. paul and mount royal avenue, the other at the alameda and winston ave. let's give you a quick live look at traffic. looking better in the northbound direction. southbound traffic is backed up there. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. >> there is a little bit of light rain shower and sprinkle activity. otherwise, it will be fairly quiet as we go to the morning. breezy and chilly. forecast for today, slight chance for rain shower. mostly sunny this afternoon, but it was a breeze in chilly. -- it will stay breezy and chilly. 56 on friday. back into the 60s on saturday and sunday.
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everything okay? you seem a little down. >> it's just i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> look, look, you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right. that was "late night with jimmy fallon's" take on the concession call to president obama. some of the fun the late night comedians had with election night. we'll have more on that in a couple of minutes. back on a thursday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and then we'll have a report on extreme identity theft. not only are some thieves able to ruin your credit. now they can convince the
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government that they are you, basically live your life. one woman shares her personal nightmare. and we'll talk to her about how to keep it from happening to you. this next one might seem a little odd to you. why some people are against the plan to bring more of these beluga whales to aquariums here in the united states. we'll explain their opposition. and then we'll have a live interview with "twilight" star robert pattinson when he stops by. let's start this half hour with early speculation about the next race for the white house. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that and she joins us here in the studio. hi, andrea. >> hi, it's never too early to start talking about it. we have only just barely survived the avalanche of political ads, debates, and polls. but two days later, would you believe political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders for the campaign of 2016. >> reporter: the votes from this election weren't even all counted when the speculation began. would she or wouldn't she? >> i'm out of politics, but i do care deeply about what happens to the country that i love and
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that i've served. >> reporter: there was even more talk after her husband became president obama's star closer. >> let me tell you something, i may be the only person in america, but i am far more enthusiastic about president obama this time than i was four years ago. >> reporter: she's been the super star of the cabinet logging hundreds of thousands of miles to countries where she is greeted as though she's already a head of state. she says she's ready for a time-out. but she keeps her network of donors close and is a hero to women. >> but if you want a real world leader and you're really, really lucky, this is what you get. >> i think people know who the real hillary clinton is and they like what they see. and i think obviously she would be the formidable front-runner, no question about it. >> clearly hillary 2016 is trending. even people who take her at her word say she can change her mind and run. >> she can wait longer than anybody else because she's got the name recognition and she's got the rolladex.
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>> joe biden is clearly thinking about his own run for the white house. >> i'm feeling pretty good. >> last time you're going to vote for yourself, you think? >> i don't think so. >> there's always new york governor andrew cuomo, a high-profile crisis manager during hurricane sandy. the republicans have their own starting lineup. paul ryan who played the role of understudy in this campaign, new jersey governor chris christie even though some conservative republicans blame him for his high-octane embrace of president obama. florida senator marco rubio on a fast track with those who say he's a republican solution to their problem with hispanics. >> if i do a good job in the senate, if i'm a serious policy maker, i'll have a lot of opportunities to do different things. in politics, outside of politics. >> reporter: and there are some party leaders who still long for former florida governor jeb bush. and you can argue it's too early to even be thinking about 2016. but ask yourself, when did barack obama first start dreaming about becoming president? matt? >> we're really going to get into this, aren't we?
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>> how about jeb bush versus hillary clinton? >> oh, gosh, we're just getting over it. >> we can't help ourselves. thanks, good to see you. now we want to get a check of the weather and that nasty storm that's hit the northeast in the wake of sandy. al, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. yes, we've got about 7 inches of snow here, some areas as much as a foot. the good news is, it's getting out of here. and it's cold too. i mean, it has been awfully chilly. look at these afternoon highs today. new england getting up into only into the 30s. 40s in the northeast, 20s and 30s up into the plains. but here's why we've been in this situation. jet stream takes a big dip both in the west and the east. and we've got a big ridge of high pressure midsection of the country. well, by the weekend, take a look. good news for all of us in the east. we're going to see the jet stream ridge up to the north. that'll mean above-normal temperatures and out west, it's going to be below normal and snowy. that's what's going on around th
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>> good morning. a slight chance for a passing snow shower this morning. mostly sunny this afternoon. >> with this kind of crazy weather, make sure you get the weather you need. go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. for the first time in almost 20 years, u.s. aquariums are trying to import crowd-pleasing beluga whales from the arctic, but the plan being met with stiff opposition. gabe gutierrez at the georgia aquarium in atlanta this morning. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. right now, there are four beluga whales here, and the government
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is reviewing a permit application to bring in more. supporters say it is important for science and education. but opponents argue these whales do not belong in captivity. >> there you go. there you go. >> reporter: they are as stunning as they are playful. >> i personally think the whales are amazing. they're my favorite in the whole aquarium. they're just beautiful and majestic. >> reporter: these beluga whales have dazzled tour groups for years. >> i think we should keep them safe no matter what. >> reporter: but now the aquarium finds itself swimming in controversy over a proposed plan to import 18 more of them from russia. >> we feel like our role is not only to have animals so that people can get inspired but to learn from them. >> reporter: the whales all captured in the last seven years would be spread out over six aquariums in the u.s. the first such import in almost two decades. >> we want to ensure that population is robust and can be
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maintained. and these belugas can be around for future generations to enjoy. >> this is about money. this is about ticket sales. >> reporter: a neuroscientist at emery university is among the thousands of people who have criticized the plan during an online comment period. she also points out that a newborn beluga whale died at the georgia aquarium earlier this year. >> their lives have ruined in captivity. they will be in a socially deprived situation where their autonomy is taken away. >> reporter: the plan has drawn the attention of peta and kim basinger who called the idea extremely cruel. but officials at the aquarium claim those critics are a vocal minority. the proof, they say, is in the more than 2 million visitors who enjoy watching these creatures every year. >> if we don't figure out how to preserve their environment, this is a lost world. i see this as kind of an
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schoolteacher who is still living this nightmare. >> reporter: meet the real canzita gutierrez, a married kindergarten teacher in texas. she wanted the american dream, good job, new home, all of it. but when she applied for a mortgage, she got the shock of her life, denied for bad credit in a different state. >> and they said, well, it's basically your house and cards you still have on your account. and i said, no, i haven't even visited kansas, i think there has to be a mistake. >> reporter: this woman with the same social security number, same date of birth, same everything. but investigators say she was an i.d. thief, an imposter who had stolen her information to buy this house in topeka, kansas, to get a job at this food company, even to get medical care for the birth of her two children. leaving the real candita's
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credit in tatters. >> it's basically someone else taking everything you are and ruining it. >> reporter: documents show she got away with it for ten years, even tricking the government into giving her this real driver's license with her own photo and candida's information. prosecutors say the imposter didn't stop there. going to the social security administration claiming she was the victim of identity theft. >> and that's probably the most brazen act that's alleged, her trying to pretend to the u.s. government that she's actually the person whose identity she's stolen. >> reporter: and the federal government almost bought it, telling the real candida prove you're really you. >> it's outrageous, not only am i a victim, but i'm also having to defend myself against the people who are supposed to defend me and protect my rights. >> reporter: eventually, police caught the suspect. her real name is benita gonzalez. in the u.s. illegally now
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charged with aggravated identity theft. still unclear how she stole the information. >> if you're not looking for it, it's almost impossible to detect it. >> reporter: todd fineman is a security expert. >> once a thief has this information, how does it get this far where they can buy a house? basically assume your life and no one catches it? >> once an identity thief has our social security number and name, they can go out and get addresses, dates of birth, and then with that information take out a driver's license, a credit card, open up a bank account and that's really when the worst type of identity fraud starts to occur. >> reporter: he says it can go on for years undetected because most of us don't check our credit reports. and the criminals know it. >> all it takes is one person to really want to stick with you and keep using your identity to commit their crimes. >> and that's it. sky's the limit. >> pretty much sky's the limit. >> reporter: she's still fighting the credit agencies. >> even though now she's in jail, it's still going to take me at least two more years to
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clear my credit. i kept thinking why me? why is this happening? what did i do to deserve this? >> reporter: the suspect in this case pled not guilty. this morning, she's in jail awaiting trial. we reached out to her lawyer but never heard back. experts say the best way to protect herself, don't store anything on your computer that has your social security number including tax returns, maybe old college admission papers and even medical records. thieves can hack that easily. also, never carry your social security card in your wallet because if it's stolen, of course, a major problem. you want to keep that card in a very safe place. and the final line of defense, matt, check your credit report at least once a year, it's free, and we actually have a link on our website today.com, you can check it now, check that credit report. >> i bet a lot of people make the mistakes you pointed out right there. hopefully you'll change some behaviors. jeff, thank you very much. 7:46. just ahead, today's professionals tackle some hot
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i've been bringing you the truth now for seven years! and how do you repay me? four more years of hope and change. >> big night for the democrats, obama won the electoral vote and the popular vote, mitt romney on the other side won the unpopular vote. >> just because obama won the blue states up here, he's the president of all of them now? look romney won all that red stuff. why don't we elect our president on square footage? >> president obama did well with women beating romney by 11 binders. he had 11 binders. >> you forgot about the latino vote, 60% of latinos voted for me. >> which is odd since 80% of latinos worked for me. >> one republican leader said his party is quote, too old, too white, and too male. yeah. you can read the rest of his comments on his myspace page.
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>> and vice president joe biden said today now that the election is over, he is going to take a vacation. you've been vice president for four years, that is your vacation. >> life is weird. >> you know what? i'm just going to focus on the good times. remember that first debate? >> yep. you remember right now? >> burn notice. that one hurt. >> burned you. >> that laugh at the end. >> what are they going to talk about now on late night tv? >> just ahead, robert pattinson will be here live to talk about the end of the twilight saga. >> first your local news and weather. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis,
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> we are still looking at delays out there, especially on northbound 95. it is improving. 39 miles per hour, all of this due to an earlier accident at the b-2. -- at 32. inner loop approaching wilkens avenue, we still have the disabled vehicle backing up traffic. southbound 95 at the harbor tunnel, getting word of a disabled vehicle.
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water main break is being prepared in the four-block radius, closures in a fact. accident at alameda and winston ave. southbound delays are showing, northbound looks good. what on 95 and 32, a little bit of a -- northbound 95 and 32, a little bit of a delay. >> we are still under the influence of the big struggling with the northeast. breezy and chilly today, even a slight chance there could be a light rain shower or sprinkle. temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's, but it feels cooler because of the wind. 30% chance for rain shower this morning, mostly sunny this afternoon. breezy, chilly. high temperatures between 50 and 55. it will get better over the weekend.
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8:00 now on this thursday morning. it's the 8th of november 2012. and we are counting down, if you can't tell by this enormous sign, counting down five days until it is one d-day, one direction on this very plaza and the screaming girls are lining up. but, actually, they're not lining up yet for one direction, they're lining up for somebody else. >> look at the scene over here. you've got robert pattinson here. out on our plaza. they were screaming and running around him. >> we thought it was for you. >> not even for a second. robert is here, he's going to talk about the end of the "twilight" saga. he's insulted me already this
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morning. and we're going to have some fun with that. >> he was right. >> that's right. >> he was right about that. then we're going to take a turn and talk about one of the shooters in the columbine massacre. well, it's rare to hear from one of his parents, but they've opened up in a new book, and we'll talk to the author of that book coming up. and "today's" pro professionals are here, as well. how people are using social media to vent their anger over the results of the election. >> and hans solo. you're going to get into the controversy. >> exactly right. and a little later on, sir roger moore is here, one of the greatest bonds ever. look at him right there. he has written the book on bond, and we're going to talk to him about -- how many bond movies did he make? >> five? >> seven. seven. one of my favorite bonds. i look forward to talking to sir roger moore. >> perfect person to write the book on bonds. >> exactly. tamron, good morning. >> good morning, matt and savannah, good morning,
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everyone. record november snowfall overnight has residents of the northeast reeling for the second storm in just over a week. parts of new york, new jersey, and new england got up to 1/2 foot of snow, it caused tens of thousands of power outages and travel delays in areas staggered by superstorm sandy. president obama and leaders of a divided congress are making postelection pledges to work together on a major deal to reduce the deficit without stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said on wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge wednesday on wall street. the mother of modern family star arial winter has reportedly been accused of abusing the 14-year-old actress both physically and emotionally. the allegations contained in a
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guardianship petition issued by her 34-year-old sister. she told "people" magazine on wednesday, quote, it's untrue, all untrue. but the judge appointed the older sister as winter's temporary garden and barred the mother from contacting winter until a hearing later this month. an insurance broker to the stars was arrested wednesday in los angeles, jerry goldman is accused of defrauding clients like actor tom hanks and andy summers, a former member of the police by overbilling them for hundreds of thousands of dollars on their insurance premiums. and now for a look at what's trending today for you, a quick look at what's got you talking online. a brighter future is in the works for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic
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reasons. and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to
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partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we look on the satellite radar, you can see there's the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm, though, coming into the pacific northwest. this one could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas, as well, we're looking at windy conditions through the central plains. look for a beautiful day down through the gulf coast, sunny skies on into florida, a little on the chilly side through the southwest. and more wind through the >> good morning. it will be a breezy and chilly day again today. it will turn mostly sunny later today.
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>> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, i could be naked here. i'm naked here. i'm naked. i'm a 54-year-old naked man here. robert pattinson talks about the end of the "twilight" saga right after these messages. completely naked here.
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back now at 8:09. twihards everywhere get ready for one last look at robert pattinson as edward cullen. breaking dawn part ii, the final installment hits theaters next week. and this time it's all about playing for keeps and protecting loved ones. >> i've had a bad habit of underestimating you. i think you couldn't overcome it. and you just did. you were the reason i have something to fight for. family. >> oh, and we cut -- i think three people just fainted right outside. robert pattinson, good morning. >> good morning.
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i was just noticing i have enormous eyebrows. >> really? >> when i looked at kristen's, i wish it was appropriate for guys to pluck them and structure them like hers. >> you can. >> i did in the first one, but it looks insanely strange. >> is that awkward watching a love scene like that? >> i don't know -- >> do you want to get the lint roller out. >> i feel like i've just rolled in some mud. so what was the question? >> you know what? i don't even remember at this point. this is the last of twilight movies, it's an end of an era for you. >> yeah. yes. it's the end of my youth. it's a slow death from now. >> you were just telling me, you're feeling old, 26, everything's going now, back's gone. >> falling apart. it's getting very, very anxiety ridden and, yeah, nothing makes sense anymore. >> should i get a couch? we can do a therapy session. >> i thought we were going to be over there and have a nice little nap first. >> that can be arranged. >> cool. >> do you feel any wistfulness
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about saying good-bye to these movies? because it's been a huge part of your career and your life. >> yeah. no, definitely. i feel very strange. i guess it's -- i didn't go to college and so maybe it's kind of the same feeling. i feel like i'm actually entering the real world now, i need to get a real job. >> you're going to keep in touch with the old classmates? people that obviously -- this cast has been together a long time now. >> no, definitely. it's like a very -- it's like a bond, i think, i hope. i don't know. i want to stay in contact with them, i don't know if they want to stay in contact with me. but it's interesting. like the lord of the rings cast, it's a strange thing, especially since we were all in the same period of our careers and all about the same age when we started. it was really fun, yeah. >> this is the final movie. i just saw it yesterday. i'm not going to give anything away. it is not for the faint of heart or faint of stomach. do you think fans are going to be surprised or maybe even shocked?
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>> i mean, hopefully. i mean this is the first time we've deviated a little bit. i hope they don't stone us for it. but i don't know. if you've already read the book, it gives a reason to actually make a movie if you change it a little bit and update it. >> this whole movie, needless to say, changed your life. do i have this right you almost were thinking about quitting acting when you got this role? >> yeah. weird thing about acting, you can't quit it if you're not getting jobs. >> what are you quitting? >> just making a dramatic announcement, i'm retiring. >> have you gotten used to how life has changed? you kind of can't go anywhere without, of course, line of screaming girls behind you. >> yeah. i mean, i don't think you can get used to it. you kind of -- you'd be very strange if you got used to it and you're expecting it because then when it's gone, it would be terrifying.
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>> i know you're used to the spotlight. and there's good and there's bad that comes with that. and one of the probably annoying things is that people are interested in your business. so yesterday i asked kristen stewart if you two had gotten back together. did you see what she had said? >> no, what did she say? >> she said keep them guessing. >> keep who guessing? >> that's my question. so i'm going to ask you. >> well, i want to ask -- because we get asked that all the time. it's funny because everyone always asks like four years. it's like who is actually asking? is it in your contract? >> yes, it is. it's a fine print. if i had known. >> yeah. >> does it get annoying? is it a high price to pay? you've gotten these films, it's made you incredibly famous. there's been so much good with it, but it is, you know, personal now. >> it doesn't have to be. it doesn't become personal if you don't answer it. i can talk nonsense, needing a
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nap. >> what do you think about the nickname r.-patz? >> i don't understand what the nickname culture is. if i could figure out a way to get rid of that, it'd be amazing. it does sound like an antacid. >> what's next for you? >> i'm doing a movie in australia in january, which is a futuristic western. and then -- what am i doing? hopefully a movie in iraq about eric maddox. >> well, i know you will not be an unemployed actor for long. it's great to see you and thank you for coming by. we really appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. >> and we should remind everybody that "breaking down part ii" opens next friday the 16th.
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♪ back now 8:19, we've got "today's" professionals, star jones, donny deutch, and dr. nancy snyderman. in case you missed it, there was an election on tuesday. president obama, four more years. good news for the democrats, not so much for republicans, and some republicans have taken to social media to vent their anger. ted nugent tweeted, good luck,
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america, you just voted for economic and spiritual suicide, soulless fools. victoria jackson tweeted, i can't stop crying, america died, and donald trump, let's stop this great injustice, the world is laughing at us. there was no hold your fire moment. there was simply anger expressed through social media. is this what we should come to expect in a vocal democracy? >> well, look, social media is the technological articulation of democracy. that's where everybody gets a voice. look, you mentioned three random people. i think the great news really coming out of the election is the opposite. and i think it started with the concession speech and started with scott brown's concession speech. i actually think -- and there's a new day in america. i think positive is going to be the new black. i think the this expression on social media is a minority of what's going to happen.
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>> i really believe there's a moment -- >> i hope you're right. >> i do too. and when we talk about the senate being democratic versus the house being republicans. i think it's america saying get your act together. and for those of us who are allowed to travel and see downtrodden places, the ability to vote and to see a transition of government that is peaceful with a hand over, i think it's great. >> i think it's reflective of the way the campaigns were run this time. they were so angry, and there was a lot of racist talk and it was a lot of divisiveness, and i think social media played into that. >> i think the $2 billion on advertising, it didn't move. i'm telling you, this anger is a shift that's going to happen in america now. >> we hope. >> congratulations to president obama. >> one of the issues on the ballot in several states was allowing the use of recreational marijuana.
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washington, colorado, for example. the details are slightly different. basically if you're of a certain age, you can possess or buy about an ounce of pot from a licensed retailer. and i think in colorado you can also grow a few pot plants. how do we feel about this? >> well, medicinal marijuana out there for some time. local municipalities say -- >> this is recreational. >> i know. i put my semicolon. it's not good for you, folks. it may be fun, but it's not good for you. there's no way as a physician i can stand here and endorse it and say it's great. >> legally you're going to have a problem, the locals will, of course, not arrest you because of that small amount. but federal law is absolutely against federal law. and when they start to put in to practice how you're going to actually sell it, you're going to put stores together and tax it, that's when the feds will jump in. >> yeah. >> donny can't remember what he was going to say. >> no, i actually going to bring it back to the election. i think you're going to see more of this as a demographic shifts in this country.
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and as they start to move, i think this is going to be the beginning. we are becoming a more progressive country. >> is this also a way to say big government, get out of my backyard? i want control over my municipality? >> i don't think it's as much that, i think we are going to become a looser and looser country as the -- >> am i the only last person that has not smoked a joint in america? >> we've covered this subject before, here's a different example. woman in cleveland, ohio, we've all seen the tape now. school bus stopped in the road unloading students and children, she decided not to wait and instead of driving around on the road, she took her car up on the sidewalk. in addition to losing or having her license suspended and paying a fine, a judge has now ordered her to stand on a street corner in her town holding a sign that says, "only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school
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bus." is it fair or over the line? >> these shaming punishments across the country are really sort of taking over by these local judges. the whole purpose is to try to make you feel as idiotic as your actions. however, i think it really does fly in the face of what punishment is supposed to be. it's not supposed to be arbitrary incompletions, and this is. >> i don't want creativity in my judges. i want them working within the legal system. and once you can get creative and start having people wear sandwich boards, and also -- the more unfortunately, this is the backlash, the more we heighten something, there are people going, oh, driving on sidewalks, that's an interesting idea. >> she's going to wear this sign from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., the height of rush hour. will it be a deterrent. >> she should've lost her license. >> suspended. >> no, that's not enough. she should've lost it. it's a miracle she didn't kill somebody. she should've lost it, i would have worded the sandwich board differently and march her up and down that street eight hours a day.
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>> one minute left. speed round today. there is talk, i don't know if it's real, but rumors that perhaps harrison ford will reprise his role as hans solo, he's 70 years old, good idea, bad idea? >> brilliant marketing move. the aging bubble, moving through the population will bring them all back to the "star wars" movie. brilliant idea. >> i think he can do it. i think he's still "indiana jones" in my heart and mind. >> 70 is the new 50, and since i'm over 50 -- >> by the way, the interview back in 2010, ford said of solo as a character he was not so interesting to me adding i thought he should've died in the last one to give it some bottom. so you think it's harrison ford, not unlike pattinson who just left the studio. >> or it's the bond model where you keep the franchise alive for 60 years and keep people coming through. >> got to go. we're going to talk to sir roger
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moore after your local news. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell. >> finally recovered from the northbound accident at 32. northbound 295 on the ramp to the outer lip of the beltway, backing up traffic on the beltway. trust with 21st, all lanes are closed due to the water main break. in the four-block radius, those roads are closed. for some time we're hearing that the repairs will take place. live look at traffic.
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we will see what is going on at 295. but not traffic looks good towards the beltway. -- northbound traffic looks good puts the beltway. watch for delays on northbound 295 at the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. john collins joins us with a look at the forecast. >> the storm is spinning off shore, south of cape cod. most of the action is in new england. we still have bands of rain towards pennsylvania. clouds are beginning to break up a little bet. b.w.i., temperatures at 41 degrees. humidity, 41%. winds at west and northwest at 8. we are still reasonably close to the storm. forecast for today calls for the son of breakthrough more and more and will be breezy and
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chilly, northwest winds at 10 to 20. 50 to 55. the weekend will be in the 60's and sunny. >> thank you for
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we're back now, 8:30 on a thursday morning, the 8th day of november, 2012. a storm here in the northeast over the last day or so, but it seems to be clearing out of here. we thank you people for sticking around and making it through the bad weather. i'm matt lauer. i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie and tamron hall. and we've got a lot to get to.
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>> we do. actually, a serious story, the parents of one of the columbine shooters, they have rarely spoken out, but they do so in a new book, and they really offer some interesting insight. we're going to talk to the author of that book about that story. >> all right. in our last half hour, a lot of these ladies were flustered over robert pattinson being here. well, it's my turn now, i'm a little flustered because sir roger moore is in the studio right now. i think the world of this guy. not only is he an amazing humanitarian, but he was, perhaps, the quintessential bond for seven movies. he knocked it out of the park. now he's written the book on bond. and we're going to talk to him on this 50th anniversary of that genre. >> it's just gorgeous, love that jacket. also, let's check out some first of its kind video of a cheetah in action. first of its kind video, we'll explain why. and savannah will come face-to-face with that savannah. make sure you don't miss that. big moment.
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big moment. >> all right. before we get to all of that, we want to go to al in connecticut which certainly got the brunt of the storm last night, al. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. so jealous, roger moore in the studio and i can't be there. man, all right. when he said, bond, james bond, so great. let's look and show you what we've got heading into the weekend after a rough week here in the northeast. and the east coast really. starting with tomorrow, we've got sunshine, cooler weather in the northeast, snow through the plains, heavy snow back through montana. we're looking at some wet weather along the pacific northwest. saturday, risk of strong storms, mid mississippi river valley with rain in the upper mississippi river valley, snow through the northern and central plains. showers in southern california, sunny through the southeast, and sunday, sunday, it'll be very nice along the eastern seaboard. rain along the mississippi river valley, cold but sunny in the pacific northwest, back down into the central and southern plains.
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>> good morning. a slight chance for a passing snow shower this morning. mostly sunny this afternoon. >> well, i think my favorite roger moore movie was "live and let die," and a great theme song too. >> you're really missing out, we had robert pattinson here earlier signing autographs. he signed her hand. and now she can never wash it again. she's kissing it, it's crazy. coming up next, without ♪
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we're back at 8:35 with a little bonding session. 2012 marks the golden anniversary of the 007 franchise. daniel craig dawns the famous suit for tomorrow's release of "sky fall." but back in 1972, the franchise was in the capable hands of sir roger moore. he starred in seven films. so who better to write the book on bond? it's called "bond on bond" and sir roger moore, we're thrilled to have you here. >> well, it's nice to see you again. >> it's one the honor to play bond, but another to write the book on bond. >> it just meant the memory had to start working again. and a lot of research. >> you have a great sense of humor about the character and
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about yourself. do you mind i if read a little of the introduction of the book? >> i'd be delighted. >> can it really be 40 years ago? back then i could leap out of a chair without fear of my knees cracking, could chew on a toffee without fear of losing a filling or tooth. and as i swooned in front of the mirror proudly admire my bronze, slim torso. oh, yes, with the flex of my toned muscles with the twitch of an old eyebrow i sent pulses racing across the world they say. these days it's my pacemaker that keeps my pulse racing. did you love playing bond? >> i had a great time. it was -- it was working with a family. every 18 months, i would go back to a studio, there'd be all my old friends, all the crews. and, of course, cubbie. >> you knew the producers of this series well, they knew you from your work on "the saint." and when they came to you, you admit you had some trepidations taking over the role from a guy
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like sean connery. but you consoled yourself with the idea with a lot of actors have played hamlet in the past too. >> a lot of them all played it very differently. >> did you try to play the role differently? try to put your own stamp on bond? >> i was not to say martini shaken, not stirred. all i was left with was, sean said was my name is bond, james bond. >> you mention in the early days of the genre, travel in the 1960s was reserved for the wealthy and this movie allowed moviegoers to see the world. >> it did. i think that's one of the big attractions that has kept it going. and apart from that, i think it's the fact that it will not disappoint audiences because they're not going to be cheated by the producers putting the money in their pocket. they put it all on the screen.
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>> yeah. these are big-budget films. let me read one of the reviews of your time as bond. okay? in his seven outings as bond, more brought a light humor that set him apart from connery's more serious and at times sadistic manner. no other bond from timothy dalton to more recent pierce brosnan and daniel craig has made it as charming and endearing as moore. >> well, that didn't take me long to write. >> you like that assessment, though? >> it's flattering. >> there were a lot of great villains. you say you even admit that you had dreams of playing a bond villain at one time. >> well, they have the best parts. bond goes around saying, you know, i'm james bond. the villains, this is the end of civilization, mr. bond. you are about to watch the world be depopulated by a new demonic
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democracy. >> you like that guy we're seeing right now jaws. you thought he was one of the best. >> oh, lovely guy. lovely man. >> you admit that you had dreams of being a bond villain. you do not like to answer the question who's your favorite bond girl. let me pose it differently. so have you ever dreamed of one of the bond girls? >> uh -- well, no, i have not dreamed of them. you see, i married the perfect bond girl. >> isn't that nice? >> you're always the diplomat. you always do that well. what about the guy you say you miss more than anything else about playing bond? and that was desmond luellen. >> well, desmond was a wonderful man and i could play the most terrible tricks on him. he took it all with a good humor. i would come into the studio and he had nothing but say but terrible things about how the
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parameter works and then the complex, and you tried to remember all this stuff. and i'd go to the script and say write this down. and she would type it and i'd give it to the director. and he'd say this is the new scene and poor desmond who spent months trying to learn this terrible dialogue is faced with something even worse, but he attempts and then looks up and sees me going -- >> you had pulled the rug out from under him. you have been asked the question many times who's your favorite bond, and you always say sean. you've said sean was the kind of iconic bond. has watching daniel craig changed your opinion at all? >> yeah, i finished the book three or four months ago. i would like to have seen "sky fall" then because i would now write another chapter. i think it is just the best bond ever made. and i -- well, i called barbara
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and michael wilson who produced it now and said, you know, your parents will be so proud of you. you've given bond another 50 years of life. >> that is high praise from one of the great bonds of all time. sir roger moore, it's always a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you for talking with me. >> it's my honor. again the book is "bond on bond" and "sky fall" hits theaters tomorrow. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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for his new book, "far from the tree," andrew sullivan looks at how parents love children who are different than they are. one of the chapters on one of the columbine shooters. but first, rock center's kate snow is here with more on the story. >> soloman spoke with 300
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families facing everything from autism to death to child prodigies with down syndrome. but one family in particular are getting a lot of attention. they have never spoken publicly before, but tom and sue opened up to soloman about what their son did that spring day in 1999. >> reporter: we all remember his name, dylan klebold was one of the kids responsible for columbine. during the past six years, author andrew soloman has had unprecedented access to tom and sue klebold. >> i had dinner with sue last night. >> how is she doing? >> it's a lot to bear, but she's a really courageous woman. and she's tried to go on with her life. >> reporter: in his new book, the klebold's story is but ten pages out of nearly 1,000. >> when i went out to meet the klebolds, i thought if i got to know them, i would understand this had happened and i would detect whatever was off in their
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household. >> reporter: instead, he says, he found a loving family. >> you think his parents had no idea what was brewing? >> i think his parents had absolutely no idea. i think if they had known, they would have done something about it. >> reporter: by the time the massacre was over, dylan klebold and eric harris had killed 12 students and a teacher, then turned their guns on themselves. >> and sue said to me, once i understood that it was actually dylan who was doing this, she said i had to pray that he got killed before he hurt any more people. and he did it. i was probably right, it probably was the best thing for him. but to have made that prayer and had that happen, it's a terrible thing to have to live with. >> soloman once asked sue klebold what she would ask dylan if he were here now. >> she says, i would ask him to forgive me for being his mother and never knowing what was going on inside his head. >> hey, boys, this is how it's
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going to go. >> sue klebold says she loves her son and, quote, while i recognize it would have been better for the world if dylan had not been born, i would it would not have been better for me. >> i know you'll have more on this tonight on "rock center" with brian williams. but meantime, andrew soloman is with us now. good morning. >> what a pleasure to be here. >> there's so much in this book. and i know it's 11 years in the making, and i want to get to that. but let's pick up where kate left off. they have spoken so very rarely, they still live in this very town in the same house? >> in the same house. i said to them, i was surprised they hadn't moved. and his parents said, you know, if we'd moved, everyone who met us would've met us as the parents of that killer. and his mother says, and here there were people who knew and loved us, but more important, there were people that loved dylan and that's what we needed to be with. >> it's quite extraordinary you were able to have this access to
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them. i can imagine in many ways, i'm sure they had shut themselves off to the outside world. did you detect anything that would've at all explained what happened here? >> you know, it used to be thought we could understand almost everything as being somehow from the parents. so autism was caused by cold mothers, schizophrenia caused by mothers who wish their children didn't exist. 100 years ago, it was -- we dropped it in all of those areas, but we still think in crime. come on, it has to be the parents, they have to have done something, they have to have known. and i spent hundreds of hours with these people, i've come to love them and i really genuinely think they had no clue and no way of having a clue. >> i know sue told you at one point she'd written letters to each of the families of the victims but advised not to send it out of concern she would traumatize them more. she says, quote, i think the other parents believed they had experienced loss and i had not because their children were of value and mine was not. my child died too, he died after
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making a terrible decision and doing a terrible thing, but he was still my child. and he still died. you know, it's such an awful thing. but i guess what the book does is show there's need to be compassionate on everyone involved. >> and i can think of nothing worse, i have children, the idea is so terrifying and sickening to me. but to have to lose your child because he's died as they did and also to lose the understanding your child behaved in a monstrous way. >> let's move on. as i said, this book has so many fascinating aspects to it. and the basic premise is, ways in which children are different than their parents and it covers a variety of topics. give us some examples. >> so, it's about the idea there are many conditions that are hereditary. there are all of these other conditions in which the parents say he's a surprise. there's some of that in every parenting experience. i looked at people with autism, with down syndrome, people with
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schizophrenia and disabilities, i looked at families of people who committed crimes or were transgender. and when i was born, being gay was an illness. what people had to say about it was so dark. and now i'm a gay adult and in my lived experience, it's an identity. i said how did we make that switch? what is an illness? what is an identity? >> you cover all of these different types of conditions or situations, did you detect any common thread with how parents do deal with children that are different than them? >> i think what i discovered is that acceptance is a gradual process. but that parents were able to find meaning in the experience are able to be better parents than the parents who don't. there was one family, for instance, they had a son with down syndrome, and they got very involved in how kids with down syndrome are educated. and i said to them at the end of a long talk. i said do you wish you never had this experience? and his mother said, for our son david i wish that because for him it would be an easier way to
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be in the world and i'd like to make his life easier. but speaking for myself so i would never have believed 30 years ago when he was born that i could come to such a moment, speaking for myself i'd say i wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. >> profound is a good way to describe the book. there's so much there. more than a decade in the making, but you've done a good thing and it's great to have you here. thank you. >> thank you, it's a pleasure. >> and the book is called "far from the tree." we are back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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what do you learn when you look at the video, and what do you think the folks at "national geographic" learned when watching that cheetah? >> that's right. that one was an adult, and when you see him run and see it in slow motion, the most amazing thing is you see that one leap, they do more than a dozen of those leaps in a single second. so when you see it in slow motion, you see how they use their claws, their hind legs twist as they move back. you see things. i've worked with cats in africa and the zoo for 35 years and i've never seen things that cheetahs can do that you see on here. >> how fast was this one running? >> 61 miles per hour. it's thought they can hit speeds of 70 in short sprints. >> that one was a slacker. >> no, no -- in fact, while they were there. a whole week, a wheel team of people including hollywood groups had a fast track they used at the olympics to run the camera parallel with the cat. and we set the all-time land speed record that week of any animal ever recorded. >> wow.
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>> so yeah, they're fast. >> how long did it take savannah to reach that top speed? >> they stay with their moms for about 2 1/2 years, then they're out on their own, females are always on their own by themselves, no one helps them hunt. females are faster than males, as a result. >> interesting. >> about 3 years old, they'd be able to run top speed. >> how are cheetahs doing in the wild? >> cheetahs are endangered. many considered them the most endangered of the large cats. that said, there are good conservation efforts going on. our zoo's been involved more than 25 years in africa. good programs, people willing to protect them, work with farmers to keep from killing them. and there's hope for cheetahs in the future. and one of the ways is to get people inspired and involved in conservation. >> is it bad when she stares at me like that? anything i need to know? someone put a potato chip on my shoulder? >> she doesn't want to sniff around like a dog, but she likes
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to look at things. >> i think savannah is so cute. >> well, you know -- >> it's an interesting thing -- >> oh, and the cheetah too. >> we've had 37 cheetahs born at our breeding farm in the last ten years. we're one of the leading centers for doing that. >> thanks so much. we're back after your local news. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. despite the long lines, fewers marylanders voted in this year's election compared to four years ago. if the unofficial number walz,
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the 2012 presidential election will have the lowest maryland voter turnout of any electio
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